"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."
"Be thankful for what you have you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."Henry Van Dyke on Oprah Winfrey
"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."Henry Van Dyke on Jon Stewart
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."Henry Van Dyke on William Blake
"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."Henry Van Dyke on Erma Bombeck
"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do."Henry Van Dyke on Victor Hugo
"Use what talents you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
"Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest."
"It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with."
"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why."
"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."